Large Munsterlander

Description

Elegance, strength, and balance are all descriptive of the Large Munsterlander. The breed has a medium build with a noble outline. Its chest is wide and deep. Its rib cage is lean and tight. It has a long head with a definite stop. The muzzle is also long. Its neck angles to the shoulders. The back is straight. The coat is thick, smooth, and moderately long. The coat is longest at the legs and tail. The front legs are straight and muscular. The back legs are also muscular, but angular.

Temperament

The Large Munsterlander loves working, but is also suitable as a pet. Its loyalty and devotion seems to never end. Its need to be close to its owner may become obsessive. Not having a significant amount of interaction with its owner can cause the breed great pains. This is one reason why the breed is more suitable in a working capacity. If it is busy retrieving or hunting it will not long for its owner’s attention as much. It was developed to hunt small game and will consider any such animal a prey.

Height and Weight

The Large Munsterlander is an average of 23-25 inches tall and weighs an average of 50-70 pounds.

Health Problems

The Large Munsterlander is generally a healthy breed. The breed is only susceptible to conditions that are common to most breeds. Hip dysplasia is probably the most prevalent health problems that most breeds may develop.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Large Munsterlander will do best in a large environment. It is an energetic breed and requires a significant amount of space to run around. If it resides indoors it will be too active.

Exercise

The Large Munsterlander is an active breed, but it only needs short spurts of exercise instead of long spans. The breed tends to obtain sufficient exercise when it spends time outdoors. It will still need exercise, but not as much as if it spends most hours of the day indoors.

Life Expectancy

The Large Munsterlander lives an average of 12 years.

Litter Size

The Large Munsterlander has an average of 7 puppies.

Grooming

The coat of the Large Munsterlander can vary. Males generally have a longer coat than females. Both types require regular brushing, but the longer coat types require brushing more often. Both types require a signficant amount of grooming when the coat is shedding; typically twice a year.

Origin

Germany

Group

Gun

Color

The Large Munsterlander is basically a white dog. The bred has black markings in the form of patches or flecks.